When I was a kid I rode my bike all around town, to my friend houses to the park ect... I was only home to eat dinner and sleep.
My daughter just turned 7, the age I was doing all of that above and there is no way I would let her jump on her bike and do what she wants! I did grow up in the middle of nowhere but still I think wtf were my parents thinking!
My daughter would LOVE to be able to do what I did as a kid, but it's just not going to happen. I let her run a muck outside but its always supervised.
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09-04-2014 12:18 #11
09-04-2014 12:25 #12
Slightly off topic but I was really shocked the other day when I dropped off DS at school (local state school). I walked past the bike racks and there were about 6 bikes in them. I went to primary school in the 70s and 80s and the school was about twice the size of DSs but there were literally hundreds of bikes in bike racks at school.
I guess this is down to a combination of things including people are less keen to take risks with children's road safety, more cars on the roads, children traveling further to school, etc.
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12-04-2014 19:35 #15Junior Member
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I sometimes wish mine would just sit still for an hour! They are all in heaven at the moment with school holidays and rain, they have spent most of their days scooting around on the pavement splashing in 'muddles' (muddy puddles) and starting mud fights.
12-04-2014 19:37 #16
I liked playing outside and inside. I never ranged jumped in mud. Just depends on the child.
My 3 year old is the same.
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